install/import modules, /site-packages

Randy Heiland heiland at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Fri Apr 25 17:37:27 CEST 2003


Peter Hansen wrote:
> Randy Heiland wrote:
> 
>>I need some basic Python module knowledge.  On my RH Linux installation,
>>I've got the following:
>>
>>/usr/local/lib/python2.2/xml
>>and
>>/usr/local/lib/python2.2/site-packages/_xmlplus
>>
>>and when I >>> import xml.sax, I get:
>>'/usr/local/lib/python2.2/site-packages/_xmlplus/sax/__init__.pyc'
>>
>>How does this module (in site-packages) take precedence over the other?
> 
> 
> "Use the source, Luke."  
> 
> Look in lib/python2.2/xml/__init__.py and all will be revealed.  :-)
> 
> -Peter

Indeed. I had this env set:
PY_SAX_PARSER=xml.sax.drivers.drv_pyexpat

Ugh.  thanks,
-Randy





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